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2022 Editorial Board


Saajidah Abideen (she/her/hers) is a 3rd year undergraduate student majoring in Biology with a minor in Health Studies. She intends to get her master’s degree and pursue a career of researching microbiology. Currently she works at the Writing and Communication Center as a tutor and a peer facilitator for Introductory Bio 180. In her free time she likes to go on drives, tend to her plants, and watch Netflix.

Giselle Barroso (she/her/hers) is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Health Studies; after graduating, she plans to continue her education at a school of Physical Therapy. She is passionate about learning new things and uplifting others. It is her first year on The CROW’s Editorial Board & she very much looks forward to collaborating with fellow UW students. As an outdoor enthusiast, in her free time, she can be found skiing, surfing, backpacking, or climbing. 

Sakshi Bhise (she/her/hers) is a junior graduating in 2023 with a double-major in Media and Communication Studies and Law, Economic and Public Policy. She loves the writing process because with every piece of new writing the author goes through a journey. This unique journey for every author makes her passionate about writing. She currently works at the Writing and Communication Center at UWB as a Lead Peer Consultant. In her free time she likes to read books, paint and even dance. 

Jesse Blaire (they/them/theirs) is a senior transfer student and will be graduating in June 2022 with a dual major B.A. in Law, Economics and Public Policy, and Society, Ethics and Human Behavior. They are currently working on a Senior Thesis addressing the psychological influence of media on individuals’ political identity. They work on campus as a Peer Consultant with the Writing and Communication Center, as well as assisting Dr. Julie Shayne of the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies program on her work with the Feminist Community Archive of Washington. After graduating, they are excited to apply for a joint graduate program to complete a Ph.D. in Social Psychology and a J.D. in law. They are looking forward to being a part of this year's CROW board.

Alex Blaskovich (she/her/hers) is a fourth year undergraduate majoring in Interactive Media Design with a minor in Creative Writing. She is passionate about graphic and narrative design, fantasy novels, and loves to cultivate her tiny Etsy store in her spare time. Currently she is working as a Lead Peer Consultant at the Writing & Communication Center. She is looking forward to being a part of this year's CROW board.

Madison Gaines (she/her/hers) is a first-year graduate student pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics. She received a B.F.A. in Creative Writing from George Mason University in 2021 and then promptly drove from Maryland to Washington with her two cats in the backseat. She is passionate about highlighting the experiences and relationships of Black women throughout history, and hopes to someday teach creative writing at a college level. 

Connor James (he/him/his) is a first year graduate student in the MFA program for Creative Writing & Poetics. He received his Bachelor of the Arts in English from the University of Michigan in 2015. He has since been working professionally as an English Language Consultant at Macomb Community College and as a Peer Consultant with UWB’s Writing & Communication Center. This is his first year as a member of the CROW editorial board, and he’s excited to help students become published authors.

Evelynn Michaud-Spangler (she/her/hers) is a senior undergraduate student double majoring in Global Studies & Law, Economics, and Public Policy with minors in Human Rights and Health Studies. She is highly interested in research which is why she joined the CROW Editorial Board in her final year at UWB. Concurrently, she serves as the chair of two student-led committees at UWB, the Student Technology Fee Committee and the Services and Activities Fee Committee, and is a research assistant at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a policy think tank. After graduating, she intends to apply to graduate school to pursue a master’s and continue research in education to address issues of social inequality and inform public policy. 

Shahrzad Tehrani (she/her/hers) is a senior at UWB working towards her BA in Environmental Studies, and minoring in Biology and Health Studies. She is passionate about science communication and research writing which led her to join the CROW Editorial Board. After graduation, she plans to enter the public or private sector and work to increase and improve sustainable operations. Currently, her free time outside of school and work is spent tending to her plants, baking, and learning about linguistics. 

Emily Tuy (she/her/hers) is a senior who is double majoring in health studies and community psychology. She intends to apply to a MSW graduate program in the near future before getting her licensure in clinical social work. In her free time, she enjoys creative writing, photography, and watching really bad reality tv shows. This is her first time being on the editorial board for The Crow. 

Grace Woods (she/her/hers) is a third year transfer student in the Community Psychology program with a Policy Studies minor. In a previous edition of her life she lived on Orcas Island where the ravens knew her by face, and now enjoys that familiarity with the crows along the Snoqualmie river. There, she lives with her partner, his son, and their furry and scaled family members. Together they enjoy connecting with the natural world and dismantling the corporate dominating narrative. Though English is her only well-known language, she enjoys breaking and expanding its confines and rules, both academically and amateurly. Spring ‘22 was her first quarter as a board member. 

Sidra Yousaf (she/her/hers) is a third year undergraduate student currently majoring in Community Psychology as well as Biology. She intends on going to medical school and specializing in cardiology or neurology. This is her second year on the CROW board. She is passionate about social justice issues, especially those that take place in healthcare. She currently works as a Peer Consultant at the Writing and Communication Center at UWB. In her free time, she enjoys drawing and painting, as well as watching movies. 


Andrea Stone, PhD.

Erik Echols

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